Learning disability and social inclusion

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    People with learning disabilities in Scotland and across the UK as a whole have been the target of considerable legislative and policy change over the last five years. A key theme relates to the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in the community - in education, training and employment and in relation to accessing health, housing and leisure services. As a result of these changes, people with learning disabilities, their families, service providers, policy makers and other professionals working alongside them have to negotiate their way through a complex array of initiatives, regulations and services. This book acknowledges and addresses this complexity by mapping and critically reviewing relevant policy developments, particularly in Scotland and across the UK as a whole. Drawing on the available research evidence, the book adopts a life cycle approach, tracing the journey taken by young adults with learning disabilities from leaving school and making the transition to adulthood and beyond.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    Number of pages104
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

    Publication series

    NamePolicy & Practice in Health and Social Care
    PublisherDunedin Academic Press


    • health care
    • social care
    • social inclusion
    • Scotland
    • learning disabilities


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